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Lewis : Socrates

Socrates, Sōcrătes, is, m., = Σωκράτης . The celebrated Greek philosopher: parens philosophiae, Cic. Fin. 2, 1, 1: fons et caput philosophiae, id. de Or. 1, 10, 42: ab Apolline omnium sapientissimus dictus, id. Ac. 1, 4, 16; Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 50.—Voc. Socrate, bis, Cic. Fragm. p. 477 Orell.—As an appellative, in the plur.: ut exsistant ... Socratae simul et Antisthenae et Platones multi, Gell. 14, 1, 29; cf. Lachm. ad Lucr. 2, p. 50. —Hence, Sōcrătĭcus, a, um, adj., = Σωκρατικός, of or belonging to Socrates, Socratic: philosophi, Cic. Off. 1, 29, 104: viri, id. Att. 14, 9, 1: domus, Hor. C. 1, 29, 14: sermones, Cic. de Or. 3, 18, 67; Hor. C. 3, 21, 9: lepor subtilitasque, Cic. Rep. 1, 10, 16: chartae, Hor. A. P. 310: sinus, i. e. devoted to philosophy, Pers. 5, 37: Xenophon, Nep. Ages. 1: cinaedi (in reference to Alcibiades, the favorite of Socrates), Juv. 2, 10.—As subst.: Sōcrătĭci, ōrum, m., the followers or disciples of Socrates, Cic. de Or. 3, 16, 61 sq.; id. Off. 1, 1, 2 et saep.

A Greek painter, Plin. 35, 11, 40, § 137.

A Greek sculptor, Plin. 36, 5, 4, § 32.